The plotting is unpredictable. For example, Eleni is overtly attracted to Alonisso. In one scene, she eyes her buttocks. It's an Italian book. The creative team could have simply allowed Eleni to give in to her passion and let Alonisso succumb. Instead they choose to have Eleni engage in an amusement that simultaneously evolves suspense. The suspense grows increasingly sensual, foreshadowing consummation until the scene cuts to another. The setup exemplifies the talent's imagination and versatility. The attention to characterization raises the book above mere prurient interests. Mediterranea is a genuinely erotic, adventurous romp with enticing characters and dazzling artwork. Read Full Review
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